Items tagged with Diabetes

Study on drug-resistant TB patients in India: Elderly TB patients with diabetes suffer higher adverse effects from medications (post)

The International Conference on Harmonization considers older people a “special population as they differ from younger adults in terms of comorbidity, polypharmacy, pharmacokinetics and greater vulnerability to adverse drug reactions”.

High rates of HIV and diabetes raise the risk of TB for South Africans (post)

Since the 1980s, HIV has contributed to an increase in tuberculosis (TB) cases across the globe. Recently, diabetes has been found to be an important risk factor for TB. In a new study, Yale researchers investigated whether having both HIV and diabetes increases the risk of developing TB among individuals living in rural South Africa.

BCG vaccine leads to long-term improvement in blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetes patients (post)

Long-term follow-up of participants in clinical trials of a generic vaccine to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes finds significant clinical benefits, including restoration of near-normal blood sugar levels. Three years after receiving two administrations of the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine four weeks apart, all members of a group of adults with longstanding type 1 diabetes showed an improvement in HbA1c to near normal levels – improvement that persisted for the following five years. The study from a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team – published in npj Vaccines – also reports that the effects of BCG vaccine on blood sugar control appear to depend on a totally novel metabolic mechanism that increases cellular consumption of glucose.

The Lancet journals: World TB Day media alert (post with simple image)

For World TB Day 2014, The Lancet group publishes a Series of papers to highlight the need for global collaboration to diagnose, treat, and cure people with tuberculosis.

Global epidemic of diabetes threatens to jeopardise further progress in tuberculosis control (post with simple image)

A Series of three papers in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology examines the intersection between TB and diabetes from several angles, and outlines strategies that will be key to managing and ultimately reducing this dual disease burden.

Health experts: Perfect storm of diabetes and tuberculosis must be headed off (post with simple image)

Report targeting policymakers released at 45th World Conference on Lung Health.

Facing down the TB-diabetes co-epidemic (post with simple image)

At last week’s 45th World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, Spain, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and World Diabetes Foundation jointly issued a call to action against a global co-epidemic of diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis.

Team lands NIH funds to examine tuberculosis and metabolism (post with simple image)

A team from Colorado State University will play a crucial role in a new project funded by the National Institutes of Health to examine factors that make people susceptible to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis and to discover new treatment strategies.

Health officials urge action against TB and diabetes (post with simple image)

Bali summit marks first major effort to mount defense against looming co-epidemic. 

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